hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to create a
simple frame animation in Photoshop you
can add as much or as little graphics in
your animation as you like keep in mind
the animation feature isn't available in
earlier versions make a new document by
pressing control n on Windows or command
n on a Mac I'll make the size of this
document 1280 by 720 pixels with a
resolution of 150 pixels per inch you
can make yours any size you like to fit
the documents on your screen press ctrl
or command 0 open your horizontal type
tool and choose a font I'm choosing a
font called false 3d if you'd like to
use it I provided its link which is
located in the video description or
project files i'll make the size 116
points sharp centre alignment and black
for the color type out your text to
increase or decrease the space between
lines go to window and character the
character panel will open highlight the
bottom line and slide the baseline shift
icon to the left or right to Center your
text click on the move tool and move it
you can close the character panel now
we're ready to add color to the text but
first we need to rasterize it go to
layer rasterize and type click on the
foreground color pick a color then click
ok open your paint bucket tool
and click inside your characters if you
accidentally click on another part press
Z to undo it repeat the process to add
color for each character
next we'll cut and copy each character
to its own layer to do this open your
lasso tool and carefully draw around the
first character press ctrl J on Windows
or command J on a Mac to cut and copy
the first character to its own layer
make your original text layer active
draw around the second character and cut
and copy it to its own layer repeat this
with every character hi the original
layer and make a composite snapshot of
your image by making your top layer
active and pressing ctrl shift alt e on
windows or command shift option e on a
mac name it one this will be the first
frame of your animation hide the layer
and open your move tool make sure auto
select is checked this allows us to move
individual characters simply by clicking
on them go to view and make sure Snap is
not checked if it is simply click on it
click on each character and move it
make a composite snapshot of your image
by scrolling to the top of your layers
panel and making the top character layer
active use the same key strokes as you
did earlier to make the composite
snapshot and name it too this will be
your second frame of animation hide the
layer and slightly move each character
again make the top character layer
active make a composite snapshot and
name it three this will be your third
frame of animation continue to make as
many frames as you like for this example
I'll make five frames make all the frame
layers visible go to file and save as
save it to your desktop and click on new
folder name it animation click on the
animation folder and name the file one
as a JPEG then click Save when you see
this window make sure the quality is
maximum and the slider is all the way to
the right then click OK hide layer 1 and
go back to file and save as click
desktop and the animation folder name it
too as a JPEG click save and ok repeat
these steps for all of your frame layers
go to file scripts and load files into
stack click on this arrow and choose
folder click browse and the animation
folder then click OK on both windows
Photoshop automatically is loading all
the layers into a stack this next step
differs depending on what version of
photoshop you have for photoshop cs5 go
to window and animation for cs6 and
Creative Cloud go to window and timeline
at the bottom in the middle of the panel
you'll see a button with a drop-down
allowing you to choose either create
video timeline or create frame animation
choose create frame animation in the
animation timeline panel menu click make
frames from layers now we'll change the
duration of each frame click select all
frames notice all the frames are now
highlighted click the down arrow just
underneath one of the frame images you
can set a time duration for your frames
since all frames are selected all frames
will be set to the same time each frame
can be changed individually if you want
for this example I'll choose point 1
seconds notice all the frames have
durations of 0 point 1 seconds presently
the animation is set to play once so
I'll click on the arrow next to it and
choose forever to play the animation
press the play button to save it click
file and save for web make sure the file
format is set to jiff then click Save
choose a location to save it to I'll
save mine to my desktop I'll name it
animation clip then click save to open
the file just click on it this is Marty
from Blue Lightning TV thanks for
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to create a
simple, frame animation
in Photoshop. You can add as much or as
little graphics in your animation as you like.
Keep in mind, the animation feature isn't
available in earlier versions.
Make a new document
by pressing Ctrl + N on Windows or
Cmd + N on a Mac.
I'll make the size of this document
1280 by 720 pixels
with a resolution of 150 pixels per inch.
You can make yours any size you like.
To fit the document
on your screen, press Ctrl or Cmd + 0.
Open your Horizontal Type Tool
and choose a font. I'm choosing a font called
"False 3D". If you'd like to use it,
I provided its link which is located in
the video description or project files.
I'll make the size: 116 points,
Sharp, Center alignment
and black for the color. Type out your text.
To increase or decrease the space
go to Window and Character.
The Character panel will open.
Highlight the bottom line
and slide the "Baseline Shift" icon
to the left or right. To center your text,
click on the Move Tool and move it.
You can close the Character panel now.
We're ready to add color to the text,
but first, we need to rasterize it. Go to
Layer, Rasterize and Type.
Click on the foreground color,
pick a color, then click OK.
Open your Paint Bucket Tool
and click inside your characters.
If you accidentally click on another part,
press "z" to undo it. Repeat the process to
add color for each character.
Next, we'll cut and copy each character to
its own layer.
To do this, open your Lasso Tool
and carefully draw around the first character.
Press Ctrl + J
on Windows or Cmd + J on a Mac to cut
and copy the first character to its own layer.
Make your original text layer active.
Draw around the second character
and cut and copy
it to its own layer.
Repeat this with every character.
Hide the original layer and make a
composite snapshot of your image
by making your top layer active and
pressing Ctrl + Shift
Alt + E on Windows or Cmd + Shift
Opt + E on a Mac. Name it,
"1". This will be the first frame
of your animation.
Hide the layer and open your Move Tool.
Make sure "Auto-Select" is checked.
This allows us to move individual characters
simply by clicking on them. Go to
"View" and make sure "Snap"
is not checked.
If it is, simply click on it. Click on
each character and move it slightly.
Make a composite snapshot of your image
by scrolling to the top of your Layers
and making the top character layer active.
Use the same keystrokes
as you did earlier to make the composite
snapshot and name it,
This will be your second frame of animation.
Hide the layer
and slightly move each character
again. Make the top character layer
active, make a composite snapshot
and name it,
This will be your third frame of animation.
Continue to make as many frames as you
like. For this example,
I'll make 5 frames. Make all the frame layers
visible. Go to "File" and "Save As".
Save it to your Desktop and click on
"New folder". Name it "Animation"
Click on the Animation folder
and name the file,
"1" as a JPEG.
Then, click "Save".
When you see this window,
make sure the Quality is "Maximum"
and the slider is
all the way to the right. Then, click OK.
Hide Layer "1" and go back to "File"
and "Save As". Click "Desktop"
and the Animation folder. Name it, "2".
as a JPEG.
Click "Save" and "OK".
Repeat these steps for all of your frame layers.
Go to "File", "Scripts"
and "Load Files into Stack". Click on
this arrow and choose, "Folder".
Click "Browse" and the Animation folder.
Then, click OK on both windows.
Photoshop automatically is loading all
into a stack. The next step differs
depending on what version of Photoshop
you have. For Photoshop CS5,
go to "Window" and "Animation". For CS6
and Creative Cloud, go to "Window"
and "Timeline". At the bottom,
in the middle of the panel, you'll see a
button with the drop-down
allowing you to choose either "Create
or "Create Frame Animation". Choose
"Create Frame Animation".
In the animation timeline panel menu,
click "Make Frames from Layers". Now,
we'll change the direction each frame. Click
"Select All Frames". Notice
all the frames are now highlighted.
Click the down arrow just underneath one of
You can set a time duration for your frames.
Since all frames are selected, all frames
will be set to the same time.
Each frame can be changed individually
if you want
For this example, I'll choose "0.1" seconds.
Notice all the frames
have durations of "0.1" seconds.
Presently, the animation is set to play once,
so I'll click on the arrow next to it and choose
"Forever". To play the animation, press the "Play" button.
To save it,
click "File" and "Save for Web".
Make sure the file format is set to "GIF".
Then, click "Save".
Choose a location to save it to.
I'll save mine to my desktop.
I'll name it, "Animation clip".
Then, click "Save". To open the file,
just click on it.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!